Category: Special Events

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LAWRENCEVILLE, GA—ON Saturday, June 19, \Gwinnett County government will join the United Ebony Society to celebrate Juneteenth — the oldest celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States — at 11 a.m to 4 p.m., at Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 East Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. This year’s Juneteenth festival includes historical presentations, […]

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DECATUR, GA—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb County branch is celebrating the Juneteenth holiday with organizations in DeKalb County at six different locations. Branch members plan to join celebrations at  three AME churches as well as three cities that are hosting Juneteenth events: City of Decatur City of Clarkston City […]

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      ATLANTA—The Fulton County Library System has announced the reopening of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History along with 32 branch libraries Library on May 4. The phased reopening plan calls for limited in-branch services such as browsing shelves, printing and computer use, twice per week, allowing for […]

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Civil Rights Leader Xernona Clayton and The Xernona Clayton Foundation will join New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m. during the church’s weekly food distribution at 6400 Woodrow Rd. in Stonecrest, GA. The Xernona Clayton Foundation will donate $5k to the food donation program in recognition of Clayton’s birthday. Last […]

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ATLANTA – State Rep. Angela Moore paid tribute to former State Rep. Pam Stephenson, who previously served House District 90, through a morning order on the House floor and resolution presentation on March 25.   In the spirit of Women’s History Month, Moore honored the life achievements and public service of Stephenson, commending Stephenson’s work […]

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In recognition of Women’s History Month, the NewRock Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction (TLOD) celebrates chapter members who are history-makers in their own rights. Status of Women: Our Story, Our History highlights several members of the NewRock chapter who have been the “firsts” in their respective communities to serve in roles people of color […]

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In honor of Black History Month, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) recognized four local sheriffs and a groundbreaking Georgia General Assembly secretary with Pioneer Awards for their service to Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District — and their work to break down barriers and make history in the state.   “We are currently living in a pandemic, and […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 26, 2021
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  In honor of Black History Month, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) recognized four local sheriffs and a groundbreaking Georgia General Assembly secretary with Pioneer Awards for their service to Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District — and their work to break down barriers and make history in the state.   “We are currently living in a pandemic, […]


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